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At Least 1 Dead, Several Injured After Extra-Alarm Fire Tears Through Kenwood High Rise, Chicago Officials Say – NBC Chicago

At Least 1 Dead, Several Injured After Extra-Alarm Fire Tears Through Kenwood High Rise, Chicago Officials Say – NBC Chicago
At least one person was killed in an extra-alarm fire in Chicago’s Kenwood neighborhood on the South Side Wednesday morning, according to authorities.

According to building inspection documents obtained by NBC 5, Chicago building inspectors have cited the building at least 12 times for “alleged code violations” over the past 12 months.of 2021, building inspectors had, as a result of violations discovered, asked building owners to perform annual, required inspections of any existing sprinkler system and standpipes.Building inspectors also directed building owners to repair or replace the “6-inch water supply” to the fire pump “at once.Sign up for NBC Chicago newsletters.

" According to the Midwest Housing Association of Housing Cooperatives, the 25-story apartment building was built in 1970, and contains 306 units.NBC 5 has not been able to confirm if the entire building is equip with a sprinkler system, or where in the building sprinkler valves are located.

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